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More bad news about Gardasil

In Earth Offenders, Educate before you Vaccinate, Gardasil reactions and injuries on June 15, 2009 at 6:52 am

I am pleased that more girls and their parents are pausing and asking for firm facts to back up Gardasil’s claim. It is interesting that foreign government health administrations understand that vaccines are DRUGS and can have adverse reactions.

Ask an American Pediatrician and you may be surprised at the response to the suggestion that vaccines could have anything but a benign result. What is sad; is in the US, we have over 32 girls and teen girls whose deaths their parents believe are due to their Gardasil vaccine course(s).

I would suggest looking these  girls up on FaceBook and read the comments, these girls are not alone:

Pray for Gabi Swank – Gardasil Victim

Stop Gardasil! Victoria’s Story

Help Jenny Tetlock

Jenny passed away March 15, 2009.

If you are on FB, join these groups and support these girls, they are the only ones out there, supporting them lets them know they are not alone.


UK News: Sunday Express



By Lucy Johnston and Martyn Halle

LEADING scientists and doctors have raised fresh concerns about the safety of a cervical cancer vaccine.

They have accused the manufacturers of Cervarix and another jab, Gardasil, of making misleading claims.

Read the rest of this entry »


Vaccine recall: Menjugate

In Earth Offenders, Educate before you Vaccinate on February 27, 2009 at 7:46 am

Doctors to find babies who had

‘tainted jab’

By Steve Connor, Science Editor

Friday 27, February 2009

Doctors have been asked to trace all babies in Britain who have been injected in the past month with the meningitis C vaccine which was recalled on Wednesday after it emerged that it may be contaminated with a microbe that can cause potentially fatal blood poisoning.

The Department of Health also announced it is also going to test unused batches of the vaccine sent from Italy and stored in GP surgeries in the UK to see whether any of them are contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus, the same type of microbe responsible for the hospital-acquired infection MRSA.

The health department said it does not yet know how many of the 17,000 doses of meningitis C vaccine sent to GPs on 22 January and 20 February – but recalled on Wednesday night – have been used as part of the national childhood vaccination programme. However, it is likely to be in the hundreds or possibly thousands.

“We can, and are going to, track the vaccine to individual GP surgeries. GPs can then contact the patients who have had the injection. Although, as we’ve said, this is as a precautionary measure and we are not aware of any problems in the UK,” a spokeswoman for the health department said.

“We won’t know how many doses have already been administered and how many are sitting in GPs’ fridges until we have recalled them all. The health department has traced all the vaccine and knows where it is. It will be collected from GP surgeries,” she added.

Novartis, the Swiss pharmaceuticals company, manufactured its Menjugate vaccine for meningitis C at its facility in Italy, and the product destined for Britain had passed all sterility tests required under European Union regulations.

Daniel Vasella, CEO NOVARTIS

Daniel Vasella, CEO NOVARTIS

However, Novartis subsequently detected Staphylococcus contamination in samples taken from two batches that had already been sent to Britain by road. The samples were being used in an experiment to test their vulnerability to pressure changes when shipped by air and they were found to be positive on arrival in the US, a Novartis spokeswoman said.

Novartis informed the British distributor of the problem late on Friday night of last week by email, and the company subsequently telephoned the Department of Health on Monday morning, a spokesman said. The health department said it checked with the company on Monday morning to make sure it had informed the medicines watchdog, the Medicines Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) but the agency said that it was only told about the problem on Tuesday.


The MHRA recalled the vaccine on Wednesday night several hours after the health department had been approached by The Independent with questions about the possible contamination of the baby vaccine.

Professor Kent Woods, chief executive of the MHRA, said there was currently no evidence that any children have been harmed by the suspect stocks of meningitis C vaccine and there have been no reports of any infections following vaccination.

“Parents should not be concerned over this recall, as there is currently no evidence to show UK children have been put at risk. Novartis are recalling these two batches as a precautionary measure,” Professor Woods said.

More than 60,000 doses of vaccine formed the two batches sent from Italy. The Deparment of Health said that more than 21,000 of those had been shipped to GP surgeries but yesterday it revised that figure down to 17,000.

A spokeswoman for Novartis said the vaccine is transported in vials separated from a liquid solvent in which it is mixed on arrival. It was the liquid solvent – aluminium hydroxide – that was found to be contaminated. “The solvent that was transported by road to the UK passed all routine checks but the solvent that was transported by road and air to the US did not,” she said.


In Educate before you Vaccinate on February 11, 2009 at 2:32 pm

Important Notification

FLUVIRIN ® (Influenza Virus Vaccine)

Luer-Lok pre-filled syringes



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MANUFACTURER: Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Limited Liverpool United Kingdom

REASON: Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Inc. has requested their customers to immediately discontinue use of and return any remaining doses they may have from five lots of FLUVIRIN® Influenza vaccine Luer-Lok pre-filled syringes. Routine stability testing of FLUVIRIN in prefilled Luer-Lok syringes revealed a minor deviation in the potency of the A/Brisbane (H1N1) component of the vaccine.

The vaccine met all required specifications at the time of release and has been monitored in monthly time intervals during its shelf life; it has consistently met specification until the most recent test point in early January 2009 that identified a minimal decrease in H1N1 antigen content.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Novartis Vaccines have agreed that no public health impact is expected because

1) all of the affected vaccine was shipped when the vaccine met potency requirements,

2) most influenza vaccine in the US is administered during October and November, months when the vaccine met potency requirements, and

3) the decrease in antigen content is small and would have a negligible if any effect on immune response to vaccination. Revaccination of patients that have been vaccinated with the affected lots is not necessary.

WHO sets Crazy level on Melamine Consumption

In Earth Offenders on December 14, 2008 at 11:47 am

World Health Organization Sets Outlandish “Safe” Level for Melamine Consumption

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, December 11, 2008

Following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s setting of a “safe” level of melamine in foods, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced its own safety level of 0.2 mg per kilogram of body weight per day.

In other words, the WHO says that a 150-pound person could safely consume 13.6 mg of melamine per day.

That’s a lot of melamine. It’s almost like a nutritional supplement dose. And the scary part about all this is that neither the WHO nor the FDA has any science whatsoever to back up this “safe” consumption guideline.

Melamine is an industrial chemical that has sickened hundreds of thousands of children in China and killed babies and pets across the world. It has no place in the food supply whatsoever. For these health agencies that are supposed to be serving the public to now claim that a person can “safely” eat 13.6 mg of melamine per day, every day, is simply outrageous. It is a betrayal of the very public these agencies are supposed to serve and protect.

Without any scientific evidence whatsoever, the world’s health agencies are essentially endorsing very high levels of melamine in foods. How high? If a 150-pound person eats just one chocolate bar per day, and that chocolate bar is a 50-gram bar that’s contaminated with melamine, the WHO would allow an incredible 272 parts per million of melamine in the bar, which is 272 times the allowable level of melamine contamination that has been put forth by the FDA!

The FDA, you see, is outlining its melamine limits based on how much melamine is in the food. The WHO, on the other hand, is stating a limit of how much a person can consume, and the WHO limit is significantly higher than what the FDA limit would have typically exposed a person to.

What’s really astonishing here, though, is not only that both the WHO and FDA think it’s “safe” for babies, children and adults to consume melamine every day, but that these agencies support the daily consumption of multiple untested chemicals in combination!

For example, the FDA has declared bisphenol-A to be completely safe and has placed no consumption limit on it whatsoever. There is no limit on acrylamide consumption, either, meaning that a U.S. citizen could be consuming large amounts of melamine, bisphenol-A, acrylamides, phthalates, perchlorates and numerous other chemicals in highly toxic combinations that are all “approved” by the FDA!

I must emphasize there has been no safety testing done on melamine that could scientifically establish a “safe” consumption limit. Thus, the FDA and WHO are just blindly guessing at what a safe level might be. Consumers are guinea pigs, in other words, and if babies start dying or falling ill from all these chemicals at some later date, then they’ll deal with it then (by denying they could have known the chemicals were dangerous, of course).

In other words, the health authorities of the world are now setting food safety standards in precisely the same way that a fifth-grade takes a history quiz… by guessing!

I have a radical idea: How about setting a standard that would require no industrial chemicals in the food supply?

And why is that so radical anyway? Shouldn’t that just be common sense? Why are the FDA and WHO shoving chemicals down our throats and insisting they’re all safe to eat?

Why have our food safety agencies become pushers of industrial chemicals?


FDA drops the ball….again

In Earth Offenders on December 14, 2008 at 11:40 am

FDA Ignores the Pet Food Safety Deadline

Saturday, December 13, 2008 by: Susan Thixton, citizen journalist

(NaturalNews) The FDA Amendments Act (FDAAA) was signed into law last year requiring the FDA to make improvements on food safety for people and pets. The first deadline required by the Amendments Act law, requiring an Early Warning and Notification System during a pet food recall, has come and gone seemingly ignored by the FDA. If the FDA can ignore the law, where does that leave 74 million US pet owners?

One of my furry friends

One of my furry friends

On September 27, 2007 President Bush signed into law the FDA Amendments Act, known as FDAAA. Section 1002(b) of FDAAA required

the FDA to develop “Early Warning Surveillance Systems and Notification During Pet Food Recalls”. The deadline for these pet food safety measures was clearly stated; “Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall establish an early warning and surveillance system to identify adulteration of the pet food supply and outbreaks of illness associated with pet food.” The deadline for this to be completed was September 27, 2008. The FDA has not developed a pet food surveillance system or recall notification system; but they are working on it.

On May 14, 2008, four months before the deadline to complete the pet food surveillance and recall notification system, the FDA held the 5th Animal Feed Safety System Public Meeting in Gaithersburg, Maryland. One would think that during this meeting, the FDA would have been feverishly working out the final details of the mandated pet food recall notification system. However, quite the opposite happened. Eight months into the one year deadline, the FDA Animal Feed Safety System meeting merely re-stated what needed to be accomplished and highlighted existing gaps in existing programs.

Still ‘working on’ the mandated pet food safety reform, the FDA provided pet owners with “Update #5” in August 2008 (one month before the deadline). This update from the FDA brags about a few speeches given by the FDA; a 50 state meeting on food protection held in August 2008; and a reminder of a formerly discussed FDA 3rd party certification program for Food and Feeds safety. There was no mention in the FDA update regarding the upcoming deadline for a pet food surveillance system or pet food recall notification system.

As of mid October 2008, there is no updated information on the FDA’s website regarding Section 1002(b) of FDAAA – the early warning system and notification system of a pet food recall.

The deadline – September 27, 2008 – has passed. The FDA has accomplished little to nothing in the year since Congress developed the Amendments Act and the President signed it into law. Please contact your Congressman and urge them to hold the FDA accountable for ignoring the FDAAA mandated deadline. Pet owners and all consumers cannot afford for the FDA to ignore the law.

Wishing you and your pet the best,

Susan Thixton